Daily Record Staff//March 30, 2023
//March 30, 2023
Techstars Equitech Accelerator will host a live Demo Day on April 4 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the South East Club Lounge at M&T Bank Stadium, 1101 Russell St., in Baltimore.
The capstone event will introduce 10 high-growth early-stage startup companies pioneering emerging tech solutions while celebrating the completion of a thirteen-week intensive program. Hailing from Baltimore and cities across the U.S., the founders will showcase their company progress and pitch tech solutions to investors, stakeholders and community partners. The event will culminate with a keynote address delivered by Gov. Wes Moore.
The first-of-its-kind Techstars program was designed for startups from any sector that are grounded in the values of diversity, led by founders from underestimated communities, or developing technologies that increase access and equity. The cohort marks the second Equitech startup class spanning industries in cyber, health, beauty, edtech, fintech, AI, govtech and more.
The program provides an immersion in the Baltimore ecosystem while accelerating each company’s growth through mentorship from corporate partners, investors, and alumni along with access to capital. The Demo Day will provide an opportunity for startups to sell their story to investors and potential partners, with the aim of raising money or gaining traction through partnerships and relationships. The culminating event will champion and further expose underestimated startup founders delivering industry-disrupting solutions that improve the innovation economy of cities across the globe.
The accelerator is a collaboration between Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and UpSurge Baltimore, an organization that is propelling Baltimore into the top tier of U.S. innovation cities. Their partnership and jointly held vision delivers on the mission to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive tech-for-all ecosystem while cultivating an Equitech city that recognizes diversity in tech as a force multiplier.